El Aguilon Viewpoint
El Aguilon Viewpoint – Hornos de Segura
From this same place the prehistoric settlers of the Copper Age saw the valley that you have at your feet. But the valley that they saw then was very different …
Throughout history the forests were replaced by crops, the defensive enclaves became villages, the bridleways are already roads, and where the fertile plain of Hornos was always, now extends the Tranco de Beas Reservoir, an artificial lake in the Guadalquivir.
The construction of the dam was extended between 1929 and 1944, coinciding with key moments in the history of Spain (the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera, the Second Republic or the Civil War); inaugurated in 1948. This reservoir regulates the flow of the Guadalquivir and serves a hydroelectric power station. Its construction supposed the opening of new communication channels, and provoked the forced migratory movement, the practical expulsion, of the inhabitants of the affected villages of the basin.